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Miles Teller to produce, star in 'Home Is Burning,' adaptation of Dan Marshall memoir; plus more movie news

Miles Teller attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Miles Teller attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jason Merritt

WHO Miles Teller

THE MOVIE "Home Is Burning"

THE DEAL The 28-year-old star of "Divergent" and the Oscar-winning "Whiplash" is capitalizing on his increasingly high profile, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Teller is set to produce and star in an adaptation of Dan Marshall's memoir -- not on shelves until October -- about five siblings who reunite to care for their ailing parents. Jonathan Levine ("Warm Bodies") will direct. This is Teller's second star-producer effort, after "The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang," a fact-based heist film optioned by Universal last month.

 

WHO Gemma Arterton

THE MOVIE "Their Finest Hour and a Half"

THE DEAL The actress best known as Strawberry Fields in "Quantum of Solace" will join Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay") and Bill Nighy ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel") in a screwball comedy set during World War II, Deadline.com reports. The movie is an adaptation of Lissa Evans' 2009 novel about a British film crew trying to make a morale-boosting movie during the London Blitz. Lone Scherfig ("An Education") will direct.

 

THE MOVIE "Iris"

THE DEAL The final film from Albert Maysles -- who with his brother, David, directed the landmark documentaries "Grey Gardens" and "Gimme Shelter" -- focuses on Iris Apfel, the Queens-born fashion maven who helped redecorate the White House for nine U.S. presidents from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton. A local screening this weekend will include a tribute to Maysles, who died last month, and features three colleagues in his field: Susan Lacy, creator of PBS' "American Masters"; filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker ("Don't Look Back"), and his longtime collaborator Chris Hegedus. The event will be presented by the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival.

INFO Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor. Tickets are $15; 631-237-8055, ht2ff.com.

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